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Do You Know About These 3 Unique Sunflower Colors?

The kids are back in school and the weather is getting cooler, which has us looking forward to fall, but not wanting to be there completely until we’ve had our sunflower fill. Sunflowers, of course, can be enjoyed year round, and their warm color certainly makes them perfect to give as an autumn gift. But, we do associate sunflowers with summer and we suspect many others do too. Continue reading [...]
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Sunflower Trivia: 5 Things You May Not Know About Sunflowers

Summer, the season of sunflowers. It’s in full swing here in North America and our beloved blossoms are showing up in farmers’ markets and flower shops all over. If you love seeing and celebrating the sunflower as much as we do, you might enjoy a little sunflower trivia. Continue reading [...]
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All About the Sunflower: A Perfect Bloom to Give for Summer

What kind of flower is perfect to give for a summer occasion? A bloom that looks like the shining sun and encourages people to be joyful, just like summer can. Continue reading [...]
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Sunflower Fun Facts

It’s easy to see the beauty of the sunflower when you look at it, but some of what makes the flower special remains a mystery to many people. For instance, do you know tall a sunflower can grow or all the ways in which a sunflower can provide for a human? If you do, keep reading because we’re going to give you a more sunflower trivia that might surprise (and delight) you. If you don’t, read on as well, and find the answers to these questions, and others, as you learn about the beautiful sunflower. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Cheer You Up

Have you ever felt down, but been drawn to the beauty of flowers so much that your spirit was lifted? We have. It seems that even in the darkest of times, the delicate appearance of a flower or its sweet fragrance has been all that was needed to perk us up.We can’t count the number of times we’ve felt blue and then walked past a rose only to be lured in for a sniff. Why? Why do flowers call to us, even when we’re dead sure we’ll never see happier times? Perhaps it’s the symbolism of the flower as something that keeps focus on the good, even when chaos surrounds it. Maybe it is the smell of some, and the way that the fragrance notes affect our brain physically? Continue reading [...]
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Festive Flowers for a New Year’s Eve Party

Are you having a New Year’s Eve party and looking for some festive flowers to decorate your home? There are some amazing ones that will add life, and love, to a gathering meant to usher in new beginnings. Continue reading [...]

3 Flowers with the Best Value on Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, everyone buys roses on Valentine's Day- but why should you? With a long-stemmed history as the flower one gives to a lover, the red rose is at it's peak sales day every February 14th. Along with the huge demand, the short, dark days of winter are also a factor in pricing roses at their all time high for the year. You don't want to be cheap, but if you share a checking account, an expensive vase might take the petal off the rose. Fresh flowers are the perfect way to romance a sweetheart and while roses may seem expensive every February, there are thousands of different stems to help you count the ways you love someone. Why not show your sweetheart you value their love by choosing a flower that shows both your creativity and your eye for value. Here are several stems that get overlooked, but not overpriced, on Valentine's Day. Continue reading [...]

6 Flowers for When you Can’t Stand Another Second of Winter

If the thought of having to scrape ice off another windshield while the hair in your nostrils slowly freezes makes you want to push the snooze button until spring, it's time for a little flower therapy. Winter can be tough. The days are dark and you might not see the sun between punching the clock in the morning and making your way precariously home through icy streets. It's hard to remember that this too shall melt and your frozen toes will one day walk barefoot on soft, spring grass. When you can't stand one more day of sub-zero weather, try one of these hothouse flowers that will melt your heart (even if they can't do much for your heating bill). Continue reading [...]

DIY Guide to Farmers’ Market Bouquets

Nothing says summer quite like a lively bouquet of flowers picked fresh from the farm. Strolling through the stalls and sniffing on blooms brought in just that morning and tied with string is as much of a pleasure as the flowers themselves. Supporting local farmers and bringing a bit of the farm to your table is a great tradition May through October, but now you can put together these bountiful bouquets year round by following the advice below. Continue reading [...]
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Thank a Nurse with Sunflowers on National Nurse’s Day

Between the busy schedule and bodily fluids, a nurse's day can be anything but sunny; why not brighten it up a little with a bouquet of sunflowers this May on National Nurse's Day. There are almost 4 million licensed or registered nurses in America and chances are at least one of them has touched your life with their compassion, patience and comfort. Perhaps you know a nurse who works long hours in tough situations, but is always willing to lend a hand to help you out with a medical question or concern. Reward their often thankless work on this day set aside to honor their efforts at healing the sick and comforting those in need with the bright, bold faces of sunflowers. Continue reading [...]

All About the Sunflower

The sunflower is loved for its vibrant color and cheerful presentation, and it has a lively history to rival that of its looks. Symbolizing loyalty and longevity, the sunflower is a North American native flower and was used by American Indian tribes throughout the continent for a variety of purposes. Native Americans were the first to domesticate the plants, and from that they produced flowers in black, red and white, among others. They also took care to use every bit of the flower after harvest. Seeds were used to make flour, seed meal to mix with vegetables, or to be eaten whole. They also squeezed oil from the seeds to use in cooking. Continue reading [...]

Delightful Daisies: Many Kinds Mean Many Meanings

There are two types of daisy flowers, the Common or Lawn Daisy (the one you'll find populating lawns throughout much of Europe and the Americas), and the other members of the aster family that include chrysanthemums, dahlias, zinnias, gerbera daisies and calendula. So many types of daisies, so many flower meanings. Continue reading [...]

Share Warmth and Happiness With a Gift of Sunflowers

The way they move their large, vibrantly-colored heads to follow the sun means sunflowers (Helianthus) bring messages of warmth and energy, faith and loyalty, and a desire for longevity to the recipient. Sun flowers never fail to cheer us up, and bring sunny thoughts and warm smiles to all who see them. Continue reading [...]